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Since today XamlResource.com is officially in beta. Its purpose is to create a platform to find and share resources for Silverlight and WPF, resources in the form of Xaml. Have a look around and if you run into issues, please let us know at xaml@hotmail.nl. Beta 1: In Beta 1 only a few of the final categories are supported: Colors; Resources of type SolidColorBrush Gradients; Resources of type GradientBrush Color sets; 2 to 5 resources of type SolidColorBrush Vectors; Resources of type StreamGeometry ...

As I am reaching the end of the writing phase of Silverlight 4 Unleashed (to be published at Sams), I thought I would give a little more information about this book.

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In this Issue: Michael Washington, Teresa Burger, Kunal Chowdhury, Jeff Prosise, Yavor Georgiev, and Jeremy Likness. From SilverlightCream.com: RIATasks: A Simple Silverlight CRUD Example (using View Model and Rx Extensions) Michael Washington has a tutorial up on ViewModel style programming, check out Michael's code and and let him show you how to write less code using ViewModel... and grab the source while you're at it. TextBox with Strikethrough in Silverlight by modifying the TextBox template ...
I attended my first CodeStock this year and in short it was awesome. Like 100 billion hot dogs awesome. The travel there was crazy to say the least, but I met lots of new people, had a session go well and recorded 3 podcasts. So that is the short version. If you are on twitter and either follow me or followed the #codestock hash tag, you probably saw my airline craziness in Philly. It all started on Monday. We had a client deliverable on Wednesday morning and due to some things that happened I only ...
In this Issue: Mike Taulty, Joshua Holt, and Timmy Kokke. Shoutout: Jesse Liberty has a post up that should be required reading for anyone blogging or thinking about starting one: Creating A Silverlight Blog That Doesn’t Suck From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight and WCF RIA Services (4 – RIA Services Libraries) The 4th part of Mike Taulty's RIA Services series is a nice tutorial on the RIA Service Class Library... what it is, how to build one and how to use it. Debugging Silverlight with Firefox ...
Just a reminder to tune in all weekend, here is the published schedule: http://www.dotnetrocks.com/... Twitter Hash Tag: #dnrlive Saturday, June 26 Time Content 8am-9am Patrick Hynds 9am-10am Michele Leroux Bustamante 10am-11am Rob Howard 11am-12pm Stephen Toub 12pm-1pm Music, Comedy 1pm-2pm James Kovacs 2pm-3pm Don Demsak 3pm-4pm Daniel Egan 4pm-5pm Brian Randell 5pm-6pm Tim Huckaby 6pm-7pm Chris Sells 7pm-8pm Music, Comedy 8pm-9pm Daniel Simmons 9pm-10pm Brian Noyes 10pm-11pm Patrick ...
While there are many programmers moving their infrastructures to platforms like .NET and away from VB6 and COM, there are still applications out there that are written in VB6 and possibly a plethora still using COM. And, it is likely that we’ll be seeing and supporting VB6 and COM-based applications for the foreseeable future. As a result, maybe you shouldn’t file away your VB6 and COM troubleshooting skills just yet. Even if you have a good strategy for preserving binary compatibility from version ...
In this Issue: Emiel Jongerius, Richard Waddell Marcel du Preez, Rudi Grobler, Shawn Wildermuth, David Anson, and John Papa. Shoutout: Michael Scherotter announced Recording Available from LiveMeeting on Creating an Entry for the Ball Watch Silverlight Contest From SilverlightCream.com: INotifyPropertyChanged implementations: An Overview Emiel Jongerius has a very nice compilation of various INotifyPropertyChanged implementations, with hints and tricks about each. Physics Helper for Silverlight 4 ...
This past Monday, June 21st, The New York City Council Committee on Technology in Government held a hearing on its proposed legislation, known as Introduction 029-2010, that would require all City agencies to publish their data online, in “raw” form. The data would be available to private citizens who wished to analyze it, hobbyist developers who wished to work with it, and commercial entities looking to utilize it internally or create products that use and add value to it. Such initiatives have ...
In this Issue: Mark Monster, Brian Noyes, Michael Klucher, i-programmer, and Mike Snow. From SilverlightCream.com: Capture usage information of a Windows Phone 7 application using Google Analytics Google Analytics with WP7? ... Mark Monster leverages his experience in this area to to work out a way to get to a web page to track analytics ... pretty clever Mark, and all the code is there for us! WCF RIA Services Part 2: Querying Data Brian Noyes has part 2 of his RIA Services series up at SilverlightShow. ...
In this Issue: Martin Naughton(-2-), Antoni Dol, SilverLaw, Jeff Handley, Pete Brown, and Ozymandias. Shoutout: snoutholder at the Silverlight SDK announced Get Started with Silverlight (New QuickStart Articles) From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Business Application Themes - ErrorWindow Issues Martin Naughton has a post up discussing Themes in RIA Services and problems with the new themes. He has those problems fixed and zipped up, plus a fix for binding to text resources and a change for the ...
In this Issue: Max Paulousky, Anton Polimenov, Michael Washington, Phil Middlemiss, Sergey Barskiy, Damon Payne, Jeff Prosise, and Mike Snow. Shoutout: Laurent Bugnion is looking for beta testers for WP7: Windows Phone 7 multitouch behavior: beta testers needed (#wp7dev)! Erik Mork and they crew have a new podcast up: This Week in Silverlight – Windows Phone 7 and Bus Tracking IdeaBlade has a video tutorial series up: The Developers Tour of DevForce Silverlight ... download the walkthrough and code ...
You get 21Scrum! Andrew Woodward (@andrewwoody) has been working hard at getting his passion for process and development into a solution that drives the principles of Scrum. He and Sam Dolan (@pinkpetrol) have worked on a look that is functional and appealing. Good job, Andrew! 21Scrum is now live! Go check it out … http://www.21scrum.com Give the Tour section a go. Explore and enjoy ...
Saw this on Twitter tonight: Rob’s blog posts always generate some colourful comments, so when I see a tweet with his name and “Bridges were burnt”, I’m thinking this is going to be quite the talk. The talk in question is titled “The Next Big Thing or Cool-Kid Koolaid? Slicing Through the Rhetoric of MVC vs. WebForms”. Since Rob was part of the MS-MVC team at one point, getting his view of the MVC vs. Webforms debate does sound intriguing and I’m sure many attended thinking that’s what they were ...

I finished implementing version 0.1/beta1 of a multitouch behavior for Windows Phone 7 and need beta testers.

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In this Issue: Colin Eberhardt, Kunal Chowdhury, Victor Gaudioso, Joe Gershgorin, Nick Gravelyn, Teresa Burger, Kyle McClellan, Karl Shifflett, and Jesse Liberty. Shoutout: Check out Pete Brown's interview with Jeff Handley, Deepesh Mohnani, and Dinesh Kulkarni: Pete at Microsoft: WCF RIA Services Team Interview Andy Beaulieu has a sneak preview video up: Boss Launch 2: Zombie Attack for WP7 Matt Hidinger has a preview video up about his WP7 app as well: BusTrack Windows Phone 7 App From SilverlightCream.com: ...
In this Issue: Zoltan Arvai, Antoni Dol, Jeff Prosise, David Anson, and John Papa. Shoutouts: Rob Davis has a World Cup Football Stadium tour in Silverlight, Azure, and Bing Maps up: The World Cup Map... cruise around this... tons of features. The Silverlight Team Blog reports that NBC sports is streaming the US Open in Silverlight Adam Kinney announced Expression Studio 4 Launch keynote videos are available From SilverlightCream.com: Data Driven Applications with MVVM Part III: Validation, Bringing ...
Technorati Tags: .NET,Kansas City I just found about about / registered for Saturday’s Kansas City Developer’s Conference, and am going to make the drive over from the right side of the state (Hey, no offense, KC – I’m just looking at a map, and St. Louis is on the right side, Kansas City’s on the left). (I’m sure the event’s been mentioned on geekswithblogs several times, but I’m on a “staycation” this week, getting cabin fever, and noticed @leebrandt’s tweet today.) I’m looking forward to some ...
In this Issue: Zoltan Arvai, Emiel Jongerius, Charles Petzold, Adam Kinney, Deepesh Mohnani, Timmy Kokke, and Damon Payne. Shoutouts: Andy Beaulieu reported his Coding4Fun: Shuffleboard Game for WP7 has been posted -- Big ol' Tutorial and 6 videos of WP7 goodness Karl Shifflett announced Three New WPF and Silverlight Designer Videos Posted Charles Petzold has a cool Flip-Number Clock in Silverlight posted... cool demo, and the source. From SilverlightCream.com: Data Driven Applications with MVVM ...
I got EXTREMELY lucky last week and won an HP Mini 311 notebook from a Microsoft Tag Twitter contest. I did my required tweet to enter last Tuesday, and one hour later received notification that I had won the weekly drawing. Apparently you can tweet up to 500 times (I pity the followers of those who do that), so it was really lucky that I won, and I sympathize with those who had been really trying. If you would like to try your luck, there are seven weekly prizes left, and you can find out about ...
In this Issue: Vibor Cipan, Chris Klug, Pete Brown, Kirupa, and Xianzhong Zhu. Shoutouts (thought I gave up on them, didn't you?): Jesse Liberty has the companion video to his WP7 OData post up: New Video: Master/Detail in WinPhone 7 with oData Michael Scherotter who made the first Ball Watch SL1 app back in the day, has a Virtual Event: Creating an Entry for the BALL Watch Silverlight Contest... sounds like the thing to do if you want in on this :) Even if you don't speak Portuguese, you can check ...
In this Issue: Colin Eberhardt Zoltan Arvai, Marcel du Preez, Mark Tucker, John Papa, Phil Middlemiss, Andy Beaulieu, and Chad Campbell. From SilverlightCream.com: Throttling Silverlight Mouse Events to Keep the UI Responsive Colin Eberhardt sent me this link to his latest at Scott Logic... about how to throttle Silverlight -- no not that, you'd have to go to one of the *other* blogs for that :) ... this is throttling the mouse, particularly the mouse wheel to keep the UI from freezing up ... check ...
Register now at http://www.stlouisdayofdotn... The Date This year's conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, August 20-21, 2010, at the Ameristar Conference Center in St. Charles, Missouri. Sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. and run through 4:30 p.m. on both days. Registration and sign-in will open at 7:00 a.m. on Friday morning, and will run throughout the event. The Venue Based on the almost unanimous feedback from last year's event, we are very excited to bring our conference ...
Finally after weeks of hard work the World Cup Silverlight player is ready to watch the spanish team in action. This Silverlight Player use Smooth Streaming technology, enables adaptive streaming of media to Silverlight and other clients over HTTP. Smooth Streaming provides a high-quality viewing experience that scales massively on content distribution networks, making true HD 1080p media experiences a reality. The player integrates leading social networks such as Microsoft Live Messenger, Twitter ...
In this Issue: Mark Monster. Shoutouts: Adam Kinney has moved his blog, and his first post there is to announce New tutorials on .toolbox on PathListBox and Fluid UI Awesome graphics for the MEF'ed Video Player by Alan Beasley: New MEF Video Player Controls (1st Draft – Article to follow…) It must be a slow relaxing summer weekend, because I only found one post... and Mark submitted this one to me :) From SilverlightCream.com: How to improve the Windows Phone 7 Licensing development experience? Mark ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Diego Poza, Viktor Larsson, Brian Noyes, Charles Petzold, Laurent Bugnion, Anjaiah Keesari, David Anson, and Jeremy Likness. From SilverlightCream.com: My MEF Rant Read Michael Washington's discussion about MEF from someone that's got some experience, but not enough to remember the pain points... how it works, and what he'd like to see. Prism 4: What’s new and what’s next Diego Poza Why Office Hub is important for WP7 Viktor Larsson has another WP7 post up and he's ...
Last Wednesday I was fortunate to be invited to a sneak preview of the next generation Three MiFi unit, the Huawei E585. Many thanks to all those who posted questions both via this blog or via @westleyl on Twitter. I think I made sure I asked every question posed to the MiFi product manager from Three UK, and so here's the answers you were after. What is a MiFi? For those who are wondering, a MiFi unit is a 3G broadband modem combined with a WiFi access point, providing 3G broadband data access to ...
RoundhousE, the database migration software that is based on sql scripts has added support for Oracle and SQL 2000. There have also been numerous other little things, including better logging and a script run errors table. The script errors table captures what went wrong when/if your scripts are not quite up to par or there is some other issue. A special thanks goes out to http://twitter.com/PascalMe... and http://twitter.com/jochenjonc. They worked hard on this and all I did was provide guidance ...
In this Issue: Emiel Jongerius, Nokola, Christian Schormann, Tim Heuer, David Poll, Mike Snow(-2-), John Papa, and Charles Petzold. Shoutout: Viktor Larsson has a frank look at WP7 based on information from MIX10 and what was said this week in his post: Licking Windows Phone 7... yeah licking, not liking :) .. my guess is even that didn't allow him to keep it! If you haven't already noticed, the CodeProject reader's choice awards are out this week and Telerik won for their RadColorPicker and RadCalendar ...
As Glados would say at the end of Portal “I’m still alive…”. I am around, but I’m just not posting as frequently as I should. I am trying to get acclimated to my new job, planning SharePoint Saturday New York City and Women in SharePoint plus trying to lead a normal life doing normal chores and hang out with my boyfriend. What does this mean? Well I’m trying to cut back to one or two events a month, which will include Heartland Developer Conference, Best Practices Conference, SPS Ozarks, SPS NYC ...
I was listening to Dot Net Rocks show #560 about F# and during the podcast Richard Campbell brought up a good point with regards to F# and a GUI. In essence what I understood his point to be was that until one could write an end to end application in F#, it would be a hard sell to developers to take it on. In part I agree with him, while I am beginning to really enjoy learning F#, I can’t but help feel that I would be a lot further into the language if I could do my Windows Forms like I do in C# ...
FredNUG is pleased to announce our June speaker will be Pete Brown. Pete was one of FredNUG’s first speakers when the group started and we’re very happy to have him visiting us again to present on Silverlight! On June 15th @ 6:30 PM, we’ll start with a Visual Studio 2010 Launch with pizza, swag and a presentation about what makes Visual Studio 2010 great. Then, starting at 7 PM, Pete Brown will present “What’s New in Silverlight 4.” It looks like an evening filled with newness! The scheduled agenda ...
In this Issue: Andrea Boschin, Emiel Jongerius, Anton Polimenov, Andrew Veresov, SilverLaw, RoboBlob, Brandon Watson, and Charlie Kindel. From SilverlightCream.com: Implementing network protocol easily with a generic SocketClient Andrea Boschin has a post up at SilverlightShow about the SocketClient class and how to use it to implement a POP3 client ... source project included Passing parameters to a Silverlight XAP application Emiel Jongerius describes the two ways to pass parameters to your Silverlight ...
The last few months have been pretty crazy. Just before the MVP summit in February I was approached about changing to a different project with my (then current) employer, and right after the summit I was approached by another company. Eventually I went with the new company and a new role in the Information Assurance field. More to come on that as things progress. All that being said I've not been as active in the .NET community as I once was and I miss it - so I'm looking to dive back in especially ...

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I was thrilled to find a free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2,by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner The purpose in Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 is to point out both the new and the improved in the latest version of SQL Server. Great info and they are sharing it for free. Feel free to follow the authors and ask quesitons on Twitter. @RossMistry @StaciaMisner Here is the link to the book: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mic... ...
In this Issue: Miroslav Miroslavov, Chris Klug, Beau, Christian Schormann(-2-), Dan Wahlin, Pete Brown, Michael S. Scherotter, Philipp Sumi, Andy Wigley, and Phil Middlemiss. Shoutouts: Mark Tucker set about learning Caliburn, and in the process is writing a Caliburn Book: Chapters 1-3 Jesse Liberty has a great link-laden post up about why we should all be learning/using Blend: Why Developers Should, Must, Do Care About The New Expression Blend be sure to read what he says about WP7 development, ...
When you work with the ApplicationBar in Windows Phone 7, you notice very fast that it is not quite a component like the others. For example, the ApplicationBarIconButton element is not a dependency object, which causes issues because it is not possible to add attached properties to it.Read the rest of this entry » ...
I've been invited to a preview of the next generation Three mobile Mi-Fi unit in their London offices this week. If you've got feedback on the current MiFi unit; niggles, wish list items or general feedback, or you've got any questions about what the next generation MiFi unit might be, drop me an e-mail or post a comment with your question on this blog. I'll be taking any questions from my blog or my twitter account @westleyl to Three, and if I get an answer I can publish, I'll add to this blog post ...
In my previous blog I wrote an introductory post on services and how you can build services using the .NET frameworks Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) In this post I will show how to develop a real world application using WCF The problem During the last meeting we realized developers in Uganda are not so cool – they don’t use twitter so may not get the latest news and updates from the technology world. We also noticed they mostly use kabiriti phones (jokes). With their kabiriti phones they ...
On the 26th of May 2010 , I made a presentation to the .NET user group meeting (thanks to Malisa Ncube for organizing this event every month … ). If you missed my presentation , we talked about why we should all be building services … better still using the .NET framework. This blog post is an introduction to services , why you would want to build services and how you can build services using the .NET framework. What is a service? OASIS defines service as "a mechanism to enable access to one or more ...
In the past three weeks, I've noticed that my laptop (dual core 2.1GHz, 2Gb RAM) has become amazingly sluggish. I only uses for communications and data lookup workflows, so the slowness was tolerable. But today I finally got fed up with the suckyness and decided to get to the root of the problem (I do have strong performance roots after all). It actually didn't take all that long to figure it out. About a year ago I converted to Google Chrome (away from FireFox). One of the great tools Chrome has ...
In this Issue: Brian Genisio, Michael Washington, Fons Sonnemans , Don Burnett, Xianzhong Zhu, Mike Snow, Jesse Liberty, Victor Gaudioso, David Kelley(-2-), and Matias Bonaventura . Shoutout: Anoop has a good post up: MEF or Managed Extensibility Framework and Lazy – Being Lazy with MEF, Custom Export Attributes etc Jesse Liberty's got a good post up if you are just Getting Started With Silverlight: A Path Through The Learning Material John Papa reports Updates and New Home for Sticky Plugin Tim ...
In this Issue: Ben Hodson, Fons Sonnemans, SilverLaw, Mike Snow, John Papa, René Schulte, Walt Ritscher, and David Anson. Shoutouts: René Schulte announced a whole batch of new features for WriteableBitmap that are now available: Filled To The Bursting Point - WriteableBitmapEx 0.9.5.0 Check out John Papa's Sticky Seesmic Desktop Plugin ... download it, play with it... he's going to blog about building plugins later Tim Heuer reported a Silverlight 4 minor update–June 2010 Erik Mork and Crew have ...
If you’re going to TechEd North America this year, Sams Publishing will be giving away 9 advanced reader copies. In order to win a copy, be sure to follow the InformIT Twitter account and the #TechEd hash tag. Sporadically throughout the day a tweet will be sent out stating that the first person who comes to the booth and mentions my book will get a copy. The give away will probably occur over multiple days, so be sure to keep an eye on Twitter. Technorati Tags: Books,Sams Teach Yourself C# 2010 ...
After years of one night community and volunteering tasks; and even running cool events like ]inbetween[ weekend, I finally get to go to the actual event! And this time it’s not in Orlando – it’s in New Orleans - which is also exciting! I will be attending many Windows Phone 7 sessions. And will hover over the Windows Phone booths. I am also extremely excited about this short exchange I had on twitter with the brand new Windows Phone Partner Community account: @wppartner #WindwosPhone 7 Enterprise ...
Garage Sale Code The term “Garage Sale Code” came from a post by Scott Hanselman. He defines Garage Sale Code as: Complete – It’s a whole library or application. Concise – It does one discrete thing. Clear – It’ll work when you get it. Cheap – It’s free or < 25 cents. (Quite Possibly) Crap – As with a Garage Sale, you’ll never know until you get it home if it’s useless. With the code I’ve posted here, you’ll get all 5 of those things (with an emphasis on crap). All of the projects listed below ...
The breakable toy that I am currently working on is a twitter customer sentiment analyser. It scrapes twitter for tweets relating to a particular organisation, applies a machine learning algorithm to determine if the content of tweet is positive or negative, and generates reports of the sentiment data over time, correlated to dates, events and news feeds. I’m having lots of fun building this, but I would also like to learn if there is a market for quantified sentiment data. So that I can start to ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Alan Beasley and Michael Washington, Miroslav Miroslavov, Max Paulousky, Teresa and Ronald Burger, Laurent Duveau, Tim Heuer, Jeff Brand, Mike Snow, and John Papa. Shoutouts: To pay homage to the Advanced Options button in Expression Blend, Adam Kinney posted: Expression Blend Advanced Options square wallpaper SilverLaw stood his drag and drop ripple on it's head for this one: Silver Soccer - A Case Study for the Flexible Surface Effect (Silverlight 4) From SilverlightCream.com: ...
If you’re going to TechEd 2010* (North America), be sure to check out the TechEd 2010 Schedule and Twitter Tool. If you have a mobile device (Windows Mobile 6.5, Android, iPhone), a tablet (Windows 7, iPad), or even a laptop (Windows Vista or Windows 7 gadgets) then this tool is essential. It allows you to view all of the session details and build your own customized schedule. You can also keep up with all of the TechEd related Twitter traffic from the same application. By default, the #TechEd hashtag ...